April 11, 2011 8:20 pm at 8:20 pm #596252
Which need little or no touch ups and look like they came from the Chinese cleaner?April 11, 2011 9:06 pm at 9:06 pm #785100apushatayidParticipant
Someone bought me a lands end no iron shirt and it looks like was used as a doormat. I dont own any, but ive heard people claim the brooks brothers no iron shirts, really are no iron and look nice and crisp after a washing.April 11, 2011 9:29 pm at 9:29 pm #785101flyerParticipant
you have to put it into the dryer for ten minutes and then shake and hang up. Then they are usually ok – I don’t know if for shabbosApril 11, 2011 9:38 pm at 9:38 pm #785102boredinofficeParticipant
I only wear Brooks Brothers – great shirt and classy lookingApril 11, 2011 9:44 pm at 9:44 pm #785103StuffedCabbageParticipant
yeah brooks brothers are for sure the best…..you wash and dry them and they look freshly iron every time..there’re AMAZING!!!April 11, 2011 9:50 pm at 9:50 pm #785104commonsenseParticipant
sorry they usually do not look freshly ironed. they may not look totally creased but they do not have that crisp freshly ironed look.April 11, 2011 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm #785106chayav inish livisumayParticipant
i think officially non iron shirts are supposed to be sent into the dry cleaners and they will remain crisp throughout the day. yeshiva bochurim interpret non iron as meaning dont send into dry cleanersApril 11, 2011 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm #785107dunnoMember
Another vote for Brooks Brothers!April 11, 2011 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm #785108chayav inish livisumayParticipant
i dont know why there shud be a difference depending on company. if it says iron free than it means iron free regardless of the companyApril 12, 2011 12:04 am at 12:04 am #785109
If I’m after the crisply ironed “Chinese cleaner” look, and I have to send them to the cleaner for this look, is there any reason for me to pay more for non-iron?April 12, 2011 12:31 am at 12:31 am #785110yoyo56Member
my brothers have lands end and brooks i dont like the white brooks brothers when they come out of the wash they dont look like they came from the cleaners but the colored one loooks nice but lands end non iron and oxford which my father also has does not need dry cleaning comes out of the was looks like it was just taken to the dry cleaners it looks fabulous i really recommend it!April 12, 2011 1:18 am at 1:18 am #785111flyerParticipant
of course – no, If you really need it starched it does not pay.April 12, 2011 4:30 am at 4:30 am #785112Boro Park GirlMember
I have a few BB shirts that i’ve been washing, drying, and wearing every day(basically) this year and they still look great- though not pressed, they look fresh and neat!April 12, 2011 5:06 am at 5:06 am #785113HIEParticipant
arrow’s aren’t bad,not as nice as brooks brothers htoughApril 12, 2011 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm #785114
Century 21 carries a shirt called Eagle that wears very well, no iron. For weekday, oxford, Kirkland is very good (Costco’s brand). Both are reasonably priced as well. How much are the BB no-irons?April 12, 2011 1:32 pm at 1:32 pm #785115SJSinNYCMember
I get my husband shirts at JC Penney. We never iron and they look nice.April 15, 2011 9:19 pm at 9:19 pm #785116beach boyParticipant
nice can be very relative, but i wear bb and they are very nice and always look fresh. you can get them on sale a few times a yearApril 17, 2011 1:08 am at 1:08 am #785117yolkMember
and does anyone know where a girl can find an INEXSPENSIVE oxford no iron type o;f shirt??April 17, 2011 1:36 am at 1:36 am #785118charliehallParticipant
Geoffrey Beene “Sateen” shirts truly need no ironing. They are fit to wear right out of the dryer.April 17, 2011 2:00 am at 2:00 am #785119ShloimieBParticipant
not so simple.
I have B.B. shirts that have begun to tear after a certain number of washings. These are not rips on sharp objects and not seams.
While they are not wrinkled they do not have the appearance of a fine cotton freshly pressed shirt, the fabric is thicker and does not breath.
I am told that the Lakewood way is to use them mid week and not on Shaboss.April 17, 2011 7:45 am at 7:45 am #785120
charlieh: They dont seem to come in french cuff. I see Geoffrey Beene shirts w french cuffs, and Geoffrey Beene “Sateen” shirts, but none that are both sateen and french cuffs.April 17, 2011 1:52 pm at 1:52 pm #785121ilovetorahParticipant
i own paul fredrick and bb shirts. i find that non iron means that throughout the day they stay fresh without getting all the wrinkles in them that a reg shirt will get after ten min. but if you wash it and take it out of the dryer they WILL NOT look they just came from the cleaners, pressed and starched – but they will not be wrinkled. chag kosher vsameich.April 17, 2011 7:56 pm at 7:56 pm #785122pshatMember
apushiteyid is probably exaggerating, landsend shirts are far worse!April 18, 2011 10:26 am at 10:26 am #785123welldressed007Participant
Go to the outlet stores holiday times when Brooks Brothers has their sale, open an account and receive additional discounts, the non-iron version should then cost about $30..April 18, 2011 2:49 pm at 2:49 pm #785124
eagle (not american eagle) shirts are great no iron shirts. joseph a bank shirts are good no iron shirts as well…but if you launder them in a machine they will start to come apart after around a year. personally i dry clean all my clothing anyway…lands end is horrendous. crofter and barrow is DECENT if you live near a kohls and want cheap good shirts. theres also a difference between coloured and white shirts…white shirts tend to be worse when they are no iron…no idea why im just talking from experienceApril 27, 2011 8:15 pm at 8:15 pm #785125
BTW, I happened to be in Century today, and noticed that not only do they have a lot fewer Eagle shirts, but also that they’ve gone up by about $5-6. Wish I’d bought by guys some before Pesach!July 11, 2011 2:40 pm at 2:40 pm #785126
Last week a friend told me that she spends $80 (or $60 on sale) for BB shirts for her HS son, because that’s what all the boys in his mesivta wear and he wants to fit in. What kind of message are we giving our kids by indulging them in this way! I’m totally floored, and grateful that my sons attend a mesivta that isn’t gashmius oriented.July 11, 2011 2:49 pm at 2:49 pm #785127
i buy shirts for 80 dollars…because i like 80 dollar shirts 🙂July 11, 2011 2:52 pm at 2:52 pm #785128dvorakMember
In my experience, “no iron” means just that IF AND ONLY IF you treat the shirts properly- as in, wash according to the directions, and hang them up in the closet. If you’re going to throw them in a heap on the floor, or crumple them in your going-away-for-Shabbos bag, then you bet you’re gonna need to iron them!July 11, 2011 2:58 pm at 2:58 pm #785129mewhoParticipant
some have to be washed on gentle cycle etc.
hang to dry and so onJuly 11, 2011 3:15 pm at 3:15 pm #785130apushatayidParticipant
Dont buy 100% cotton shirts. 70/30 blends tend to not wrinkle as much, and require very little touch up. If you want the stiff as a board starched look, you will have to have them sent out and ask for heavy starch, no matter what shirt you buy or how much you pay.July 11, 2011 3:22 pm at 3:22 pm #785131real-briskerMember
Brooks Brothers, and Jos. A Bank – are great shirts, wash, dry, hang, wear, and they look crisp.July 11, 2011 5:24 pm at 5:24 pm #785132yungerman1Participant
A Woman outside bklyn- Most yeshiva bachurim send their shirts to the dry cleaners. BB shirts can be laundered at home and look great. After a while it is cost effective to buy BB shirts.
Also……. did you know that within the first couple of years if you have any complaint you can bring the shirt back to any BB store and they will give you a new one? I did this twice!July 11, 2011 6:20 pm at 6:20 pm #785133
My issue isn’t with the presumed high quality of BB. Mine is with the “need” for a HS boy to have his parents buy him shirts of this caliber. HS boys aren’t exactly careful with their clothing, and surely are the stuff it in the Shabbos bag types.
If my husband wants them, fine, he earned them, literally and figuratively.July 11, 2011 6:23 pm at 6:23 pm #785134
Would you buy them for your son if he earned them from you?July 11, 2011 6:23 pm at 6:23 pm #785135
welcome to brooklyn 😛July 11, 2011 6:28 pm at 6:28 pm #785136
I was thinking that bomb!July 11, 2011 6:57 pm at 6:57 pm #785137PosterMember
My husband tried Lands End, BB, and Jos. A Bank. I still think the BB are the best. By the end of the day my husband’s shirt looks crisp. I know some women that iron these shirts, I don’t and I think they look great.July 11, 2011 8:55 pm at 8:55 pm #785138real-briskerMember
Its a waste of time to iron these shirts.July 11, 2011 9:34 pm at 9:34 pm #785139
I dont know why but I think when I iron my BB blouses they always look crisper. I generally do….July 12, 2011 3:30 pm at 3:30 pm #785140
Adorable, you asked about what if my son earned the shirt. In that case, why not? But I am against it just because “everyone else is”. To me, that shrieks of gashmius.July 12, 2011 5:10 pm at 5:10 pm #785141anon1m0usParticipant
I have Paul Fredrick and they are great!! Follow the directions and it comes out great!!
chayav inish livisumay: You can NOT send a non iron to the cleaners. If you do you will ruin the shirts and void any warranty.July 12, 2011 6:11 pm at 6:11 pm #785142
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